Ighalo Faces Jail Term For Bribery
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, faces a two-year jail term having been fingered in a bribery scandal while he was playing in Spain with Granada Spanish publication, Marca, reports that the provincial district attorney’s office of Granada has requested a two-year prison term and a fine of 3,000 Euros for Ighalo, his ex-Granada teammate, Diego Buonanotte, and 93 others for allegedly bribing their way to pass a driving test.
According to the provisional writing of the prosecution, in 2012 and 2013 someone was hired to write the exams for Ighalo and the other accused. After the test was written, the errors made on the sheet were deleted. Investigation further revealed that three syndicates of Íllora (Granada), Mengíbar (Jaén) and Ciudad Real who moved to Granada allegedly recruited students to help write exams for clients who wanted to pass the driving license exams, and were charged between 1,500 and 2,500 Euros. Following the incident, the prosecutor found the Super Eagles striker culpable of the crime of falsifying an official document. Meanwhile, as is the practice, Ighalo may be dragged to appear in court to testify in Granada if an open trial is to be held. Earlier in the week, another former Super Eagles World Cup star, Efetobore Sodje, and three of his brothers, Bright, 50; Samuel, 37; and Stephen, 42; were also summoned to appear at the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 16 to answer fraud charges.